Most meet each morning Thursday through Saturday. Choose one and stay with it.
Gayle is an award-winning author of 40 books and a three-time Christy-award finalist. She will be teaching the techniques of fiction writing including character development, story plotting, realistic dialog and point-of-view. (Thursday-Saturday)
From Concept to Contract
The award-winning author and editor will take you step by step from your initial book concept through signing your book contract. Based on his college textbook, Communicate to Change Lives. (All day Saturday)
Nonfiction Book Writing
The best-selling author will provide four sessions on conceiving, crafting, completing—and selling—the best nonfiction book(s) you have in you. (Thursday-Saturday)
Writing the “Good Poem”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge defined poetry as “the right words in the right order.” But what makes a “good” poem? Why do some poems grip us with their intensity and others turn us off with abstract ideas? Lora will teach poetic devices and universal ideas to craft the “good poem.” (Thursday-Saturday)
Public speaking for Writers
Publishers are looking for writers who speak as an essential part of their “platform.” Carol will share practical ways to prepare and present an engaging talk for any audience. (Thursday-Saturday)
Note that some are two-part and three-part
Build Your Own Blog (Create it in class!)
Susan is an experienced blogger who will guide each participant in building their own blog/website during the three class periods. Get a free WordPress account before coming to class. (Three hands-on sessions)
Writing the Book Proposal
Dave will show your the essential elements of a book proposal and the secrets to what makes a publication board take notice.
The Associate Editor of The Upper Room will teach step by step instructions for writing devotions. (Two parts)
Creating Your Character Arc
Eva Marie Everson
The award-winning novelist will teach how develop realistic characters who grow through realistic transformation in your short stories and novels. (Two parts)
Do you need an agent?
What do they want from me? The ins and outs, shoulds and shouldn’ts from an agent who did it all wrong when she started as an author. Get help to do it all right.
More books are self-published each year than produced by traditional book houses. Reg, founder of ACW Press, will show you how to produce your own professionally edited and designed book.